1111 News from Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

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November 2011  

As fall sets upon us it has given me time to reflect on how fast two years have gone by.  SBSMA will celebrate its second anniversary next month.  So much has happened in these two years, it’s exciting how many people are finding their way to SBSMA, to the art of mosaic and really enjoying it.   Some have participated in just one workshop while others have taken seven or eight.  It has been such a joy for me to watch each student start with knowing very little to nothing about the art and then leaving a workshop feeling gratified and accomplished.
A  great part of SBSMA are the LAB’s. That is where a student has an opportunity to grow as an artist.  A good teacher will always impress on their students the need to practice, practice, practice.  LAB is a wonderful opportunity to spend time at the SBSMA studio space during the week working on individual projects.  With the use of tools, adhesives, grout and some of my time students really begin to see their art flourish. Each month in the next few newsletters I will profile a student that has  shown great strides in their work from attending LAB every week.  Please take the time to check out Clare’s work in this newsletter!


Smalti Workshop                Nov. 5th & 6th                 $195

Beginner Workshop            Nov. 12th & 13th               $145
Boulder/Garden Sphere    Nov. 19th & 20th              $185
Beginner Workshop             Dec. 3rd & 4th                   $145
Table Top Workshop           Dec. 10th & 11th               $175

Clare’s Mosaic Art work

Clare has been a LAB regular for just over a year and has shown such incredible improvement in her work. Here are just a few of the pieces she has created.  The top left is the second piece she made and as you can see with each piece after she has gotten better and better. 


Abstract tree wall hangingMulti color Table top
“Trees in abstract”                                “Multi color waves”

Archie Pet PortraitSea life mirror
“Archie”                                                             “Sea life”

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are now available.  Any size amount towards classes, kits, tiles or other supplies.  What a great holiday or birthday gift.

 Recent Publicity 

Starting in mid November Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art and All Cracked Up Mosaics will be featured on the Santa Barbara local cable show called “Living Local”.  If you are in SB and have cox cable stay tuned, if you are not in SB it will be available on the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art Facebook page as well.    

 LAB punch card
SBSMA LAB punch card.  For every 10 hours of LAB time you get the 11th hour free.  Students are loving their punch cards and getting their free hours. 

LAB time is a great way to work on all your mosaic projects.  For $20/hour you have access to all adhesives, grout, tools and my time as well as not worrying about making a mess.  

SBSMA Supply Store

 SBSMA has all your mosaic art supply needs. More new colors added to the tile collection as well as stained glass. There are new tools stocked up as well as nippers, files, adhesives and grouts.  Just added are Leponitt brand mosaic wheel nippers for $28.95. 


Bring a friend discount

Any time you bring a friend to a workshop you and the friend get a 10% discount on your fees and this month there will be an additional 15% off all tools and tiles with coupon below.    

Here is the latest installation from All Cracked Up Mosaics.  Go to  www.allcrackedupmosaics.com to read my blog on the entire process of how this fountain was built with added pictures.
Mosaic fountain

Tami Macala
Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

Weekly LAB email blasts will now go out to inform you on days and times.   Please email me if you would like to receive these emails at tami@allcrackedupmosaics.com
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Save 15%
November offer.  Save 15% on all tools and tiles with this coupon.
Offer Expires: 11/30/2011
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